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Oracle sticks to Sun's open source strategy for Java

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h-online.com: In a recent announcement, Henrik Ståhl, Senior Director of product management for the Java Platform Group at Oracle, said that Oracle will have the same approach as Sun did with the OpenJDK code base and its community.

5 Best Free and Open Source File Archivers for Linux

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junauza.com: A computer program that merges a number of files together into one archive file, or a series of archive files, for simpler transportation, storage, or backup is called a file archiver.

Diaspora puts out Developer Release

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  • Diaspora puts out Developer Release -- source code is here!
  • Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed: Sparse, But Clean
  • Diaspora review – first experiences
  • Live from New York, it's finally Diaspora night! (Sort of.)
  • Facebook alternative Diaspora rolls out first code
  • A Brief Look at What Diaspora Will Do
  • Diaspora fail

Vincent Untz: Explaining GNOME 3

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opensuse.org: The openSUSE Conference 2010 Sneak Peaks will introduce some speakers and talks to you. Today we feature the talk “Explaining GNOME 3″ from Vincent Untz.

A Primer on HTML5 <Video> and Why You Should Care About It

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linuxjournal.com: There is good news: the “open Web”, a vision for the future of the Internet that is participatory, collaborative and free from vendor lock-in is finally coming to fruition.

rekonq: KDE's Webkit Browser Continues To Come Of Age

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thebluemint.net: As many of you no doubt know, and a few might not, rekonq is KDE's Webkit-based browser. Under heavy development for a while now, we can see this super-fast browser coming of age in a hurry.

Adobe Warns Of Flash Bug, Testing new 64-Bit

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  • Adobe Warns Of Flash Player Zero-Day Bug
  • Adobe begins 64-bit Flash Player test

Linux Applications With Peculiar Names

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tuxarena.blogspot: I'm sure most of us were put before in the situation of discovering a new great application, but had to stop and try to figure out how to actually read and spell its name letter by letter.

Testing Gnash 0.8.8 On Ubuntu

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workswithu.com: Late last month, the GNU Gnash project released version 0.8.8 of its open-source flash player, which touts much better compatibility than its predecessors with popular Flash-centric sites, like YouTube. But how well does Gnash 0.8.8 actually work on Ubuntu?

Audacity Delivers Bold Sound Editing Tools

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linuxinsider.com: Audacity is no mere virtual jukebox. Sure, it'll play music, but what it's really there for is editing audio files -- everything from MP3s you may have in your collection to recordings you make yourself.

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